Lunar/Meteorite Sample Certification - Ft. Payne
Saturday 12/10/2016
9:30 am CT
Little River Canyon Center
Fort Payne, AL

This workshop will prepare K-12 educators to borrow lunar and meteorite samples from NASA for use in educational settings.

Information and activities will focus on Lunar Exploration, Lunar and Meteorite Origins, Sample Security, and Hands-on lessons for the classroom.

Participants completing this workshop will receive free educational materials to use in their classrooms and be certified to borrow sample disks for two week intervals.

John Weis has been an Education Specialist with NASA for the last 10 years. He is currently stationed at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to providing online professional development for educators, John is responsible for educational outreach including professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers, community programs and liaising with state and local education agencies in the Marshall region of Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee. John earned a BS in Science and Mathematics Teaching with an emphasis in Mathematics and Physics from the Florida State University and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton. Before joining NASA education, he spent 10 years as a secondary science teacher in Volusia County, Florida. His areas of specialization include Mathematics, Physics, Earth/Space Science, and Astronomy.